Monday, 17 October 2016

Monday Moodboard - Comfort Zone

Bonjour !

I've never been much of a burgundy ou Bordeaux girl, no.
Too reminiscent of school uniforms, the cold winters of my youth up North,
le froid tout court.
So, I surprise myself as I peruse maroon in French highstreet stores, sleek online catalogues and moodboards.
Life begins when you move out of your comfort zone, so they say.
I'll be striding out of mine in marsala velvet ankle boots this Winter.
Who knows what'll happen next ?

Images from my pinterest boards and tumblr plumes and feathers


collage (top left to bottom right)
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Thursday, 13 October 2016

Letting Go

Let Go,
Sometimes it's the only way to heal.

Rain, rain, non-stop rain here in the South of France.
I'm hyperactive, always busy, rushing, running around,
musn't waste a single, precious moment.

So today I'm at home taking my time, for once,
just listening to the pitter-patter
and letting go.

All images taken from my tumblr

( are you following me there yet?)

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Et ça fait du bien ! 

Monday, 3 October 2016

Moodboard Monday - Hello October


Come on in October,
I'm ready for you.
Bring me your coppers, your russets, your soft lights and darkness
I'm falling in love

Images taken from my tumblr


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Vive l'automne !

Thursday, 8 September 2016

Just Two

Just two
For you

Two inspiring images from a favourite tumblr blog

See you there?

HelloHello / Flickr
Mohamed Camara, Chambres maliennes / Malian Rooms series

Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Favourite Finds - The Rough with the Smooth


Tuesdays are for catching up with my online friends, browsing blogs and checking out new creative accounts across the web. After a long Summer break I feel slightly out of the loop, but rested and refreshed I'm eager to explore. 

Today's selection  of simple yet sophisticated finds is in keeping with yesterday's dark colour scheme, despite the stiffling heat here - guess I'm ready for Fall...


Monday, 5 September 2016

Monday Moodboard : La rentrée

I know it's early days to be talking about Autumn but may I whisper?
"Here and Now", I hear you all say, you're enjoying an Indian Summer in the South of France n'est-ce pas ? What's the hurry? Make the most of it!

Believe me, I am. C'est la Rentrée, my kids have gone back to school, we've reorganized a few corners of our home and there's an invigorating, start-of-a-new-year optimism in the air. If I add to that a few splashes in the pool or ten minutes in the still very hot sun,  I'm sure you'll get the atmosphere.

What I can't convey in words is that feeling that everything is just about to change. There are acorns and dead leaves on the mossy paths I run down in a morning, grapes that need picking, and olive branches laden with beautiful green fruit slowly ripening in our garden.

                      C'est la Rentrée and Autumn is my favourite season of the year.

Image sources:
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Friday, 26 August 2016

A Sea Change

Full fathom five thy father lies:
Of his bones are coral made:
Those are pearls that were his eyes:
Nothing of him that doth fade
But doth suffer a sea-change
Into something rich and strange. 

William Shakespeare, The Tempest

It was dark by nine pm yesterday. I double-checked the time.
No more late night runs around the French countryside, no more carefree midnight swims. Back to school next week!

This Summer has been deliciously slow.
An open house, simple living, trips home and abroad... l'été quoi !

I also celebrated my first half-century in August and I'm grateful for all the special love, messages and gifts I received from friends and family around the world.

Life begins at fifty folks!

I'm determined to enjoy every new day.

Handmade Sea Creatures by the always-inspiring and incredibly talented